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ESCRAVOS E SANTOS (OF SLAVES AND SAINTS) \ 26:00 min \ Brazil

In the confines of the outback of Bahia, Brazil, every 12th of October, men and women gather to celebrate the Langa of Our Lady Aparecida. To the fervent sounds of prayers and traditional music, they dance and sing throughout the night, expressing their devotion to the Black saint. But this mystical scenario conceals sad stories. These are stories of pain and suffering. Stories of enslaved men and women, told by the Black people of the region, the way they heard from their grandparents and great-grandparents.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Jury Award for Best Documentary Short; BlackStar Film Festival; Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Black Film Festival; Official Selection; Pan African Film Festival

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Marcio de Abreu

Marcio de Abreu is an award-winning filmmaker based in Brazil.

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